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Nine companies including Mars, major German, Swiss & Japanese retailers and brands first to sign on to new Fairtrade Sourcing Programs. Fairtrade cocoa farmers to see initial 14 percent sales boost in 2014.
Good news for Fair Trade farmers and workers as EU Commissioner Michel Barnier and key members of the European Parliament celebrate a new EU procurement rules that make it easier to buy fair.
Grounded firmly in the daily reality of Fairtrade workers across the globe, the new Standard offers greater support for freedom of association, important steps toward living wages, greater autonomy in decision-making and more.
Welcome to Fairtrade India
Twenty-five years ago a handful of Dutch pioneers and Mexican coffee farmers decided to go against the tide and make a fair exchange for the fruits of their labour. This drive to “make trade fair” has become a nearly 5 billion...
Two models, expanded scope to benefit more artisanal and smallscale miners
Coffee is notorious for being a boom and bust commodity. The small scale farmers that make up the majority of global coffee production remember all too well the calamity of 2001 when prices plummeted to 45 cents a pound, throwing...